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Losing a Loved One Quotes

Thu 17th Feb 2022

When someone you know is experiencing loss or you yourself are grieving, it's not always easy to find the right words to reflect inner thoughts and emotions.

Although there isn't one perfect thing to say, sharing your condolence in a tender way with a quote can offer great comfort during periods of immense sorrow.

As we are all unique, so too is our grief and it's important to remember you are never alone. We hope this collection of losing a loved one quotes are a reminder of that.

  1.  "I am because you were." - Unknown
  2. "We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love" - Anne L. de Stael
  3. "Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones" - Munia Khan
  4. "You will lose someone you can't live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you will never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn't seal back up. And you come through. It's like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly-that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp." - Anne Lammot
  5. "When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind" - Anonymous
  6. "The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love" - Kristina McMorris
  7. "Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other" - Jandy Nelson
  8. "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on" - Havelock Ellis
  9. "You don't know who is important to you until you actually lose them" - Mahatma Gandhi
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  11. "One more day. One more time. One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied. But then again I know what it would do. Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you." - Diamond Rio
  12. "The pain of grief is just as much a part of life as the joy of love; it is, perhaps, the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment." - Colin Murray Parkes
  13. "Death ends a life, not a relationship." -  Mitch Albom
  14. "It's okay. It's okay to miss them. It's okay to cry. It's okay to laugh. It's okay to breathe deeply. It's okay to smile when you think of them. It's okay to function. It's okay to be angry. It's okay to be thankful. It's okay to love again. It's okay to remember. It's okay to hope. It's okay, to be honest. It's okay to trust again. It's okay. It's okay. It's okay." - Lexi Behrndt
  15. "Grief never ends … But it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love." - Unknown
  16. "Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them." ― Leo Tolstoy
  17. "The greatest tribute we can give to the deceased is to keep on living. For when we don't, we too shall die, before our time." ― Charles F. Glassman
  18. "Little by little, we let go of loss… but never of love." - Unknown
  19. "Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don't disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms" - Paulo Coelho
  20. "Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything." - C.S. Lewis
  21. "To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever" - J.K. Rowling
  22. "The pain passes but the beauty remains" - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  23. "There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart" - Mahatma Gandhi

If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is support available.

Beyond Blue provides Australians with information and support to improve their mental health. Call 1300 22 46 36 or visit for more information.

Lifeline Australia provides Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support. Call 13 11 14 or visit for more information.

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